The Funk Heritage Center in Waleska will be busy this month as the museum reopens for Saturday visitors and plans a limited-attendance Halloween event.
Starting this Saturday, the center will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. After limiting its hours earlier in the year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, museum staff felt encouraged by the number of visitors returning to the center growing over time and felt it would be justified to begin offering Saturday hours to the visiting public once again, according to an email from the museum.
Another aspect of the Funk Heritage Center that has been limited since the pandemic began is the variety of special events it has hosted. In an effort to try and return to something resembling a more normal schedule of events, a recent email also announced the museum would be holding a Halloween event with limited attendance. Throughout the afternoon on Friday, Oct. 30, the center will welcome children and their families to be a part of Halloween at the Museum. During the event, families will be allowed to enter the museum to celebrate the holiday with the Funk Heritage Center staff, all of whom will be in costume, and receive candy. The museum will be limited to 30 people at a time, with a maximum of 10 people per gallery. Masks and reservations are required and must be submitted by Oct. 23, but the event is free for children 12 and under who are in costume, $7 for adults and $6.50 for seniors.